Reims vs Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 19th January 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune (Reims)
Reims had the advantage of not having to play in midweek but Nice had to play Monaco on Wednesday and must travel away so already the advantage is in Reims hands.
Reims last game ended 1-1 against Lyon away from home so this was a respectable result and it is no secret that Reims form has really improved since the beginning of the season.
They are in 10th place on 27 points and they have not lost for 4 games. The only problem is that they are drawing too many games and have drawn 3 out of those four games.
Reims have drawn 9 games which is the most alongside Caen that is 45% of games. At home they have lost only 2 games and they have conceded just 7 goals which is the 2nd best record in the league behind PSG. But there is a catch as they have scored just 9 all season at home.
Nice drew 1-1 in the derby against Monaco in midweek. They are in 6th place and if they lose the game then Reims will join them on 30 points. Nice’s biggest problem has been goals this season and they have only scored 15. They have lost one game in their past five but like their hosts they are simply drawing too many games.
On the road they have lost just 2 games all season and in fact they have the 3rd best away record. However, that doesn’t account for much in Ligue 1 as that record is 16 points from 30. So just above average.
Reims vs Nice Head to Head
Reims won 1-0 in the earlier match this season.
Reims have not beaten Nice at home since 2013.
The last 8 matches have ended in under 2.5 goals.
Reims vs Nice: Prediction
This match will be very tense given that Reims can join Nice on the same points. Nice are trying for Europa League football next season and they will not want to risk much against such an unpredictable side like Reims.
We could see a very close game like a chess match that won’t open until the second half and so our main bet is to see more goals in the 2nd half. We will also back the under goal and half-time score at 0-0.
Reims vs Nice: Bet Tips
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11)
Under 2,5 goals at 1.57 (4/7)
Half time correct score 0-0 at 2.20 (5/4).